Al-Qabisi (Alcabitius) (Warburg Institute Studies & Texts)

 
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Edited by Charles Burnett, Keiji Yamamoto and Michio Yano
Published by The Warburg Institute - Nino Aragno Editore, London - Turin (2004)
ISBN 10: 085481132X ISBN 13: 9780854811328
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Book Description The Warburg Institute - Nino Aragno Editore, London - Turin, 2004. Couverture souple. Condition: Neuf. Dust Jacket Condition: Neuf. AL-QABISI: THE INTRODUCTION TO ASTROLOGY Edited by Charles Burnett, Keiji Yamamoto and Michio Yano 2004 ISBN: 978-0-85481-132-X £ 220,00 'Alcabitius¿ owes his reputation to a single work: his Book of the Introduction to the Craft of Astrology, which survives in at least twenty-five Arabic manuscripts (two written in Hebrew script), and in a Latin translation of which there are more than two hundred manuscripts, and twelve printings between 1473 and 1521. The reputation of this text in the Islamic world was such that: according to the biographer, al-Bayhaqi (ca. 1106-74), it «ranked among the works on the stars like Hamasa among Arabic poetry». The Latin text received several commentaries, and was, in turn, translated into several of the European vernaculars. The present critical edition contains the Arabic text of the Introduction and the translation into English as well as the Latin versions of the original manuscripts. L'Opera 'Alcabitius¿ owes his reputation to a single work: his Book of the Introduction to the Craft of Astrology, which survives in at least twenty-five Arabic manuscripts (two written in Hebrew script), and in a Latin translation of which there are more than two hundred manuscripts, and twelve printings between 1473 and 1521. The reputation of this text in the Islamic world was such that: according to the biographer, al-Bayhaqi (ca. 1106-74), it «ranked among the works on the stars like Hamasa among Arabic poetry». The Latin text received several commentaries, and was, in turn, translated into several of the European vernaculars. In the universities where astrology was taught (often as part of the curriculum in medicine), the Introduction was the first, and often the only, set text. Along with ¿Albumasar¿, ¿Alcabitius¿ became a household name as an authority in astrology. The present critical edition contains the Arabic text of the Introduction and the translation into English as well as the Latin versions of the original manuscripts. Codice della Libreria 010088 - Language . English text. Seller Inventory # 010088

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